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Prisoner rehabilitation program making impact

Some of the products made by inmates on display at the Hornbill Festival.


Morung Express News
Kisama | December 6

Small beginnings to reform and rehabilitate prisoners in Nagaland last year are making greater impacts this year with a stall set up to sell the products of the inmates at Kisama as part of the Hornbill Festival.


Beginning last year under the leadership of the present DGP Rupin Sharma, training skills were imparted to inmates at the various jails and sub jails in Nagaland such as detergent making, poultry farming, vermicompost and cooking skills with the help of government departments and NGOs.


Further, efforts are being made to open the bank accounts of all the inmates so that the profits of their products are transferred directly into their account. "The products here are all made by the inmates themselves. We have baskets, model houses, garments, muras, detergent powered, dishwasher etc," said Ronald, Assistant Jailer, Prison Headquarters adding that the sales have been good at the Hornbill Festival.


While most products are being bought by visitors, the Assistant Jailer remarked that there has been no buyer for the ginger which was organically grown by the inmates at Zunheboto Jail.